Texas born and Harvard educated, Dr. Perry Baird was a rising medical star in the late 1920s and 1930s. Early in his career, ahead of his time, he grew fascinated with identifying the biochemical root of manic depression, just as he began to suffer from it himself. By the time the results of his ground-breaking experiments were published, Dr. Baird had been institutionalised multiple times, his medical license revoked, and his wife and daughters estranged. He later received a lobotomy and died from a consequent seizure, his research incomplete, his achievements unrecognised. Fifty years after being told her father would forever be 'ill' and 'away', Mimi Baird set off on a quest to piece together the memoir and the man. This is the result. --Publisher.